Designer and technologist Tom Armitage argues that learning to write computer code means learning to think in a modern way, and that it should spur creativity: the possibility of doing entirely new things.
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Robot traders are dominating stock markets using high speed computer algorithms. Human traders and government regulators canât keep up, and markets could be one programming glitch away from the next big crash. Stan Correy investigates.
Digital classrooms and computer coding - Future Tense - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
What are the pros and cons of ditching the chalk and going digital? And do we need to go beyond teaching kids how to use software and get them to learn about the nuts and bolts of computer programming itself? We explore the challenges of using technology in the classroom and pick up on the growing international push for children to rediscover the fun of coding.
Guests Clare Rafferty, E-Learning Leader at Ringwood Secondary College in Melbourne.
Daniel Donahoo, Director of the ideas consultancy Project Synthesis and independent researcher and author.
Dr James Curran, Associate Professor and ARC Australian Research Fellow- School of Information Technologies, Faculty of Engineering and IT at the University of Sydney. Director of the National Computer Science School.
Eben Upton, Executive Director, Raspberry Pi Foundation.
Nicky Ringland, Outreach Officer for the National Computer Science School, University of Sydney and organiser of the Girls Programming Network.
Further Information National Computer Science School (http://www.ncss.edu.au/)
Raspberry Pi (http://www.raspberrypi.org/)
Girls Programming Network (http://web.it.usyd.edu.au/~gpn/)
Ringwood Secondary College in Melbourne (http://www.ringwoodsc.vic.edu.au/)
Project Synthesis (http://www.projectsynthesis.com.au/)
Douglas Rushkoff- 2011 Future Tense interview (http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense/douglas-rushkoff-and-program-or-be-programmed/3001884)
This Week in Google host Gina Tripani comes on the show to talk all about, open source programming, days at lifehacker, is code poetry or poetry code? And much more.
New podcast, programming and tech in NYC
This is the first episode of a new series Extroverted Developer hosted by Jim Wallace and Ben Gundersen.
Being that this is the first podcast I’ve ever recorded and produced, there’s probably audio issues, additional ums and ahs that I didn’t edit out correctly and other issues with the quality in general. Hope to fix these as we gain more experience in this medium.
This week on Spark: There’s been a sharp decline in the number of young people going into the field of Computer Science lately. We try to find out why so-called digital natives lack interest in how our digital world works, and why learning to program should be basic literacy for us all.
On this episode of Spark: Programmers, Hybrids, and Cyborgs – oh my!
The Dev Show #37: We’re Kidding - 5by5
Melvyn Bragg explores the life and achievements of Ada Lovelace, daughter of Byron and prophet of the computer age. With him to discuss the "enchantress of numbers" are Patricia Fara, Fellow of Clare College and an Affiliated Lecturer in the Department of the History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University; Doron Swade, Visiting Professor in the History of Computing at Portsmouth University and John Fuegi, Research Fellow in Media and Gender Studies at the Universities of Stanford and Maryland.
Back in the days of yore, those of us of a certain (golden) age started our lives in computers with an ancient beige box which typically came pre-installed with BASIC. The old-school programming orientated environment gave many of us our first taste of programming, logic and an interest in our binary guzzling circuit-laden friends. Jono Bacon and Stuart ‘Aq’ Langridge explore this golden age of computing and how it arguably produced a generation of hackers and whether we should and could try and do the same with modern computers.
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